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or california or florida. it might go back to the lead generator or go to a company that is trying to pitch this scam to you. frequently, you will speak to a qualifier. they will ask a few questions whether you have at least $10,000 credit card debt and at least two credit cards and they might just hang up on you. they will not give you a real name or a caller i.d. number. when you answer and talk to them, you don't know anything about them. you think you know there and you think you know their name and you think you know where they are because they might call for an area code that is near you. in fact, it could be in panama, india, or california or anywhere. in some cases, they'll just hang up on you. they've got your number and your name and they know that you are someone who is interested in producing a credit card debt and they will sell that information to many different scammers will try to call you and pitch you debt relief services. sometimes you will immediately get transferred somewhere else in the country or somewhere else in the world and they will try to sell you how you need t
of racial affirmative action at colleges and public employment, including blue states like california, michigan, and washington. the second major problem facing affirmative-action, of course, is the legal issue, which will be joined in the fisher case. many people expect the u.s. supreme court is going to curtail or even eliminate the ability of universities to use race in admissions. the court has visited this issue before, in 1978, and then in 2003. both times by a very narrow margin, 5-4, the u.s. supreme court upheld the use of modest racial preferences as the only way to achieve racial and ethnic diversity. justice harry blackmun tennessee said in the 1978 case, i suspect it would be impossible to arrange an informant -- affirmative action program in a racially neutral way and have to be successful. to ask this to be so is to demand the impossible. to get beyond racism, we first must take account of race. there is no other way. but then texas, univ. of texas found that there is another way to create racial and ethnic diversity. as a set of figures suggest, in 1996, u t austin con
the national political reporter and you can read her work at the atlantic.com/politics. mark in california is our next caller, calling on our line for independents. go ahead, mark. >> caller: hi. i just wanted to say, you know, as far as the ground game with the democrats and republicans, there's not enough coverage given to the alternative parties to actually make it a truly level playing field. libertarian party doesn't get any coverage, nor does the green party. >> host: all right, mark in california. does the size of the manpower in these various swing states dictate or attract a certain amount of media coverage from what you've been able to see. >> guest: i don't think. in fact, i think this is an aspect of the campaign that probably doesn't get covered enough, considering how important it is, how much time and money the campaigns spend on it. it's important not to overestimate the significance of a field operation, the sort of political rule of thumb is that you may get two points out of it. you know, over what you would get if there were no kneeled organization. -- field organizatio
in the united states in the public schools, and that is in modesto, california. i helped them get that going after a conflict they had. they have done really well with that. all ninth graders take a of world religions. it has been fined. -- fine. there are many world religion electives now. they are the exception. they're not many districts have world religion electives. but the core curriculum, where we need more natural inclusion of teaching about religion, is a tougher nut to crack because of time constraints, because of the issues of teachers not being prepared to teach about religion. we have to address the core curriculum, including more about how religions are part of society and the role of religion. wewe have come a long way in 20 years, but i think we've still got a lot of work to do. >> do you want to add to that quickly? >> quickly, i do not think the establishment clause has been the cause of this. i think there is a religious literacy problem in the country. i think the establishment clause has helped. i think it would be worse if it were not the case. americans' lack literacy
of winning majority if they have to spend money in some of these democratic-held seats in california, for instance, the whole map was jumbled. if they have to start gening the democratic leaning territory you pretty much know it is not a democratic wave and not something goingx to return them. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx are even talking about the seats they can win. >> what to watch for. >> i think you want to look at the numbers. i think, in illinois, california, florida, these are democrats of best targets in terms of picking up seats. new york. whether the president can run up high numbers in those states, we have seen the data always affects, a special house races. -- especially house races. >> all right. thank you both. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> come out and about 30 minutes, a connecticut u.s. senate race a debate between republican linda mcmahon, the former ceo of world wrestling entertainment and democratic u.s. congressman, chris murphy. live coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> here is a look at the voting process for active duty military per
in california to see growing sales as customers go to their stores instead of buying online. do not hold your breath. that is not likely to be the case. people buy online for convenience and low prices. >> steve delbiano on whether goods sold over the internet should be taxed, on cspan 2. >> at a banking commission last week, former federal reserve chairman paul volcker discussed the u.k. proposal to separate retail banks from investment banks. the chairman was asked to discuss the differences between the u.s. and u.k. banking standards at a parliamentary committee -- meeting made up from members of the house of commons. this is just under two hours. from paul volcker on banking standar standards. this is just getti under way. it is generally agreed you are one of the clearest thinkers in this field of your generation, probably several generations and one of the most experienced practitioners we will take evidence from. perhaps the most experienced. we are grateful to you from come -- for coming. caskey about one aspect of the very interesting thing you provide to us, this is a three page she
because i think in illinois, california, these are big targets for picking up seats, new york. whether the president can run up high numbers in the state, we see that always affects house races. >> alright, thank you both for being part of "newsmakers." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> almost 20 years ago, we broadcast one of our most controversial stories in our 40 years in the air. i was accused of being a philistines, someone lacking the aesthetic sensibility to appreciate the challenging nature of some contemporary art. in those 20 years, works that i questioned worth hundreds of thousands of dollars are now worth hundreds of millions. so what made everybody so mad 20 years ago? >> i discovered something that i had absolutely could barely believe. that when you question someone's taste in art, it is more personal, more probing than politics, religion, sexual preference. when you say, you got that? >> worley safer on c-span's "q&a." >> tomorrow, republican presidential candidate mitt romney gives a sp
know better how to do it in california" or texas or wherever it is. so this is what our program is all about, and i believe you're right on to something. if we don't change the education we're not going to be able to compete. federal funding for education is up substantially, pell grants are up, but it isn't going to get the job done if we don't change k through 12. >> governor clinton? >> first of all, let me say that i've spent more of my time and life on this in the last 12 years than any other issue. seventy percent of my state's money goes to the public schools, and i was really honored when time magazine said that our schools had shown more improvement than any other state in the country, except one other -- they named two states showing real strides forward in the 80's. so i care a lot about this and i've spent countless hours in schools. but let me start with what you said. i agree with some of what mr. bush said but it's nowhere near enough. we live in a world where what you earn depends on what you can learn, where the average 18- year-old will change jobs eight times in a li
and restaurants. we sat down. i went to virginia, pennsylvania, kentucky, utah, california, and it was surprising how similar the world views of these t partiers were, and yet, so distinct from my academic colleagues at ucla where i had been getting my ph.d. -- the world views of these tea partiers. one thing that sets the tea party apart from many others is they have a very traditional view of the american dream. a 12 million -- toquevillian view, if you look. they have this view that all people of all backgrounds can succeed. this is not to say that other americans do not have this view, but they have this believe even more so, and it permeates how they answer poll questions and also helps explain a lot of their other policy positions that other people have a hard time understanding. let's go through this -- these are some pictures i took at a washington, d.c., tea party protest. you often see signs like this. "do not spread my wealth -- spread my work ethic." "stop punishing success and rewarding failure." this is part of a common theme throughout the tea party. throughout the tea party. for t
wonderful ronald reagan, a conservative from california, and the liberal democrat tip o'neill from massachusetts. that's what we need more of, and that's what i've done in washington. senator obama has never taken on his party leaders on a single major issue. i've taken them on. i'm not too popular sometimes with my own party, much less his. so medicare, it's going to be a little tougher. it's going to be a little tougher because we're talking about very complex and difficult issues. my friends, what we have to do with medicare is have a commission, have the smartest people in america come together, come up with recommendations, and then, like the base-closing commission idea we had, then we should have congress vote up or down. let's not let them fool with it anymore. there's too much special interests and too many lobbyists working there. so let's have -- and let's have the american people say, "fix it for us." now, just back on this -- on this tax, you know, again, it's back to our first question here about rhetoric and record. senator obama has voted 94 times to either increase
on the ballots in the november election. the system is currently in louisiana, washington state and california. it is now a ballot measure in arizona, prop 121, with other states interested in adopting the system. what can your position on the top two primary system, and why? >> we'll start with jill stein. >> thank you, and again thank you so much to free and equal and to all of you for being here. yes, i think top two does not enlarge our democracy. in many ways it confuses things more. it puts many candidates onto the ballot all together, and it arby temporarily attaches party labels to them. any candidate can choose any label they want. so it really degrades the meaning of our political parties. where they have meaning, and i know they don't always, but there are some that do have meaning that aren't bought and sold to the highest bidder. and the green party is one of those parties. and i know there are some other parties here as well. the independent party, where the party actually represents real values. and the top two obscures the meaning of those parties, and it essentially puts every
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